Universe 3

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This article is about the science fiction anthology edited by Terry Carr. For the Dance Dance Revolution videogame, see Dance Dance Revolution Universe 3.
Universe 3
Universe 3 cover.jpg
Cover of first edition, 1973
Author edited by Terry Carr
Cover artist Bob Silverman
Country United States
Language English
Series Universe
Genre Science fiction short stories
Publisher Random House
Publication date
Media type Print (hardcover)
Pages 209 pp.
ISBN 0-394-48181-X
Preceded by Universe 2
Followed by Universe 4

Universe 3 is an anthology of original science fiction short stories edited by Terry Carr, the third volume in a series of seventeen. It was first published in hardcover by Random House in 1973, with a Science Fiction Book Club edition following from the same publisher in November of the same year, a paperback edition from Popular Library in January 1975, and a British hardcover edition from Dennis Dobson in October 1977.

The book collects seven novellas, novelettes and short stories by various science fiction authors, with an introduction by Carr.



Theodore Sturgeon reviewed the anthology favorably, citing Carr for selecting "literate and thought-provoking stor[ies] bearing a special texture."[1]


The anthology placed third in the 1974 Locus Poll Award for Best Original Anthology.

"The Death of Doctor Island" won the 1973 Nebula Award for Best Novella, was nominated for the 1974 Hugo Award for Best Novella, and placed first in the 1974 Locus Poll Award for Best Novella.

"Many Mansions" placed eleventh in the 1974 Locus Poll Award for Best Short Fiction.

"The World Is a Sphere" placed sixteenth in the 1974 Locus Poll Award for Best Short Fiction.


  1. ^ "Galaxy Bookshelf", Galaxy Science Fiction, December 1973, pp.71-72

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